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English Idiom

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Julie Kim

on 22 June 2015

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Transcript of English Idiom

a little under the weather
•I feel sort of under the weather today.
•Whatever I ate for lunch is
making me feel a bit under the weather.
a walk in the park
•I aced the math exam, it was like a walk in the park.
Achilles' heel
act one's age
•Be quiet and act your age.
Don't be such a baby!
age before beauty
"No, no. Please, you take the next available seat," smiled Tom.
"Age before beauty, you know."
all bark and no bite
A: Your roommate looks like a gangster.
Is he dangerous?
B: No, he is all bark and no bite.
He just looks scary
bad apple
•He’s such a bad apple.
He’s ruining my class.
bark up the wrong tree
•If you think I'm the guilty person,
you're barking up the wrong tree.
English Idiom
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•I'm trying to lose weight,
but ice cream is my Achilles' heel.
all set
•If you're all set, you are ready for something.
apples and oranges
•Talking about her current book
and her previous bestseller is
like comparing apples and oranges.
at the drop of a hat
•If you need help, just call on me.
I can come at the drop of a hat.
bending over backwards
•I bent over backwards for you,
and you showed no thanks!
crocodile tears
•The beautiful woman cried crocodile tears
when the policeman tried to give her
a speed ticket
cut corners
•They're always finding ways to cut corners.
•I won't cut corners just to save money.
diamond in the rough
•This show is one of those diamonds in the rough,
a wonderful gem that almost no one has noticed.
•I was completely wrong,
and now I have egg on my face.
egg all over my face
•She always turned her term papers
in at the eleventh hour.
eleventh hour 
get down to brass tacks
•Don't you think that it's about time
to get down to brass tacks?
hit the books
•I gotta go home and hit the books.
I have finals next week.
hit the hay
•Time to go home and hit the hay!
We have to get an early start in the morning.
•Now we are in a pretty pickle.
We are out of gas.
in a pickle
knock someone`s socks off
•The exciting news just knocked my socks off!
let the cat out of the bag
•It's a secret.
Try not to let the cat out of the bag.
no dice
•When I asked about a loan,
he said, "No dice."
on pins and needles 
•I've been on pins and needles all day,
waiting for you to call with the news.
sell like hotcakes
•The fancy new cars were
selling like hotcakes.
•The difficulties we've discussed
are only the tip of the iceberg
the tip of the iceberg
to be in one's shoes
•Put yourself in someone else's place,
and see how it feels.
•We kept it under wraps
until after the election.
under wraps
water under the bridge
•I should probably have asked for
more money when I was offered the job,
but hey, that's water under the bridge now.
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